Bold: The Purple Book

By Pascal Ebner

The Purple Book by Angus Hyland & Angharad Lewis

In his most recent publication “The Purple Book”, art director, designer and author Angus Hyland aims to visualise the relationship between illustration and writing in cooperation with renowned writer and editor Angharad Lewis.

The Purple Book – Page 20-21

Throughout the book, readers will not only encounter the writings of Angus and Angharad themselves but also extracts from classic novels by Edgar Allan Poe, Georges Bataille, James Joyce or Christina Rossetti. Each one of these stories is accompanied by dreamful pieces of art that exalt both imagination and desire. The topic of sexuality is especially conceived through the playful link between picture and words.

The Purple Book – Page 50-51

Focusing on “Symbolism & Sensuality”, the Purple Book features contemporary artists such as Timothy Hon Hung Lee, Laura Laine or Jules Julien and Makiko Sugawa. The colour purple – as implied in the title – is an ongoing theme throughout the book and mediates sensory headiness, decadence, sexuality but also mystery, faith and mortality.

Angus Hyland is a contributor of .Cent magazine and is featured in .Cent’s Breaking Boundaries Directory. The Purple Book will be published by Laurence King Publishing.

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